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Resetting "Replace PF Kit 1" message

My LCD displays "Replace PF Kit 1". I've read in relation to other Brothers that this can be reset.

What is the procedure for this MFC-8460N model?


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  • deez606 Jun 18, 2008

    Oh yeah, BTW: if it's not clear, I don't want/need to replace the Tray 1 PF kit. It still works. It seems to be very common with this Brother that things "need" to be replaced before they actually do.

    I wonder why that is? [duh: $$$].

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    I got this same message on my MFC-8460n m/c this morning. I've just gone through the maintenance 88 routine and this appears to have cleared the error. I actually had to follow this process twice more as after resetting the PF Kit, I got a further 2 error messages to replace the Fuser & Laser. By going through the maintenance 88 routine for both of these, my printer is now printing & copying again.

    Thank You!

  • magicman420 Oct 16, 2008

    I had the same problem for an 8460, and the same solution for teh 8860 worked.

  • Nicole Sep 17, 2013

    I spoke with tecnical support and they told me that this error ment that I had a virus. From doing my research it sounds like it is paper feed issue. Does anyone know?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    how to replace the pf kit

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    produkey Jun 29, 2018

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Same with me on my MFC 8870DW. The procedure worked perfectly:

1) Turn off printer
2) Press and hold menu button and turn on. Keep holding button until you see maintenance on display.
3) Press 88. This brings up parts replacement menu.
4) Press Up arrow until you see the part you replaced (laser, fuser, pf kit1, pf kit mp).
5) Press the OK button.
6) Power off and restart printer.

But how do I know whether or not I really NEED to replace a PF Kit1? I guess I'll find out if it recurs soon.


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  • All4Help Nov 17, 2010

    Thank you... I have a MFC 8860dn model... This was very helpful, the so called tech support wanted to charge me almost $80 to fix this... and BTW the never would tell me just what that error message ment. thank you again for the posting....

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  • Joseph P. Lewcun Aug 02, 2014

    cool- glad this worked!

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    Heike O'Day Nov 02, 2017

    Sweet! 7 years after you answered this question, it still is a valid answer! My brother DCP8060 prints again! Thanks a bunch!


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I had the same issue with a MFC-8460, and the same solution as the 8860 worked.

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Thanks for the help

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It came up with another error for laser so I did the same thing again and scrolled through to laser and it fixed the error.Thankyou

Posted on Nov 15, 2014

From what I could figure out from experimenting on an MFC-8860DN we are junking the procedure is:

1) Turn off printer
2) Press and hold menu button and turn on. Keep holding button until you see maintenance on display.
3) Press 88. This brings up parts replacement menu.
4) Press Up arrow until you see the part you replaced (laser, fuser, pf kit1, pf kit mp).
5) Press the OK button.
6) Power off and restart printer.

Not sure if this applies to the 8460. Maintenance menu feels dangerous, so use at your own risk.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

  • Dianne Sep 26, 2011

    it worked!!! Thanks


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